Interlocking Beech Flooring, Anti-Static Carpeting, and the Media Room

Project: Victorian Restoration, Episode 13, Part 2



The Victorian house in Medford, MA is complete, and Bob guides a tour of the finished restoration. Outside, the homeowner and Bob talk about the new features in the yard, including the new porch and pergolas. The barn has a new second-floor studio area with refurbished wide plank flooring.

In the main house, Bob talks to Markus Earley about the lighting design in the dining area, and tours the new kitchen, before meeting with Tim Woods (from Internet Home Alliance) to talk about the "connected home" features that have been added.
Part 1: Tour of the Home's Exterior, Lighting Design, and Completed Kitchen
Part 2: Interlocking Beech Flooring, Anti-Static Carpeting, and the Media Room
Bob looks at the Kahrs beech flooring in the key hall, before moving to the media room to discuss the carpeting with Gary Johnston (from DuPont) and the electronic components with Tim Woods (from Internet Home Alliance).

The homeowner chose carpeting for its comfort level, which is ideal for a media room. Gary explains that the DuPont Stainmaster carpet is ideal for a high-traffic area, because its advanced Teflon repel system keeps the carpet 40% cleaner.

Gary goes through the installation process and points out the carbon core in each tuft of carpet-- the result is a greatly diminished amount of static electricity.

Technology consultant Tim Woods points out the Panasonic high-definition flat-screen plasma TV, recessed an inch into the wall. The home theater also includes digital surround sound, which is composed of amplifiers, decoders, and a subwoofer. Tim also shows the new Replay TV box, which allows the homeowner to pause live television and pick up where the show left off.
Part 3: Master Bathroom Tour, Sauna Installation, and Window Blinds
Part 4: Review of the Home Office Electronics
Located just five miles from downtown Boston, Bob's scouts discovered a Victorian-era house in a neighborhood of family homes on tree-lined streets that was past due for a full-scale renovation.

The home's new owners, a work-at-home family, have set goals to modernize the home's floor plan, update the building's mechanical and electrical systems, and add home office and work spaces for two busy professionals.

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